Cicerone is very excited to have been shortlisted for two prestigious publishing awards in 2019, our 50th year. We are up against stiff competition for both shortlists but we are delighted to be recognised for our hard work by such established awards as the Nibbies and the IPG Awards.
IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year
IPG chief executive Bridget Shine says: “These 12 shortlists are a wonderful illustration of the diversity and ambition that is at play right across independent publishing in the UK at the moment. Our judges have faced an extremely tough job in whittling down a very strong field of entries, and these companies and individuals are truly the best of the best. Our 13th Awards are going to be lucky for some, and we can’t wait to celebrate the success of all these amazing nominees at our Spring Conference in May.”
Cicerone Press makes the shortlists for the Independent Publishing Awards for the first time in 2019—its 50th anniversary year. It bucked the downward trend in the outdoor guidebook sector, growing sales through a sharp focus on neglected destinations and very close engagement with its readers. “Travel publishing is a really tough market, and Cicerone has done a wonderful job in it,” judges said. It’s got great clarity about its publishing and marketing.”
The Bookseller Independent Publisher of the Year
We've also been shortlisted for the Independent Publisher of the Year in the Nibbies or the British Book Awards as they are more formally known.
"From the best books to the best bookshops. From authors to editors. From publisher of the year to children’s bookseller. Objective, transparent and independently judged by leading book trade figures, The British Book Awards have championed the very best of the book trade for nigh on 30 years."